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Cerro Gordo High School

Public | 9-12 | 184 students

 
 

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Posted April 24, 2010

As a former teacher of Cerro Gordo Community High School, I can vouch for the professionalism of administration and faculty. The quality of education is superb in elementary, middle, and high school levels. The community and parents are very supportive. Students are lucky to have such caring, supportive teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2005

I think that Cerro Gordo is a very good school district for all age levels. The extracurricular activities are very good things for children to experince during their high school career!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2005

I am a graduate of Cerro Gordo and it is a great school. I don't beleive I could have received a better education anywhere else. I return to the wonderful teachers of Cerro Gordo for help with my college homework and I just interned at Cerro Gordo for a class. I think Cerro Gordo is a wonderful school with great teachers, programs, and community. I would recommend this school to anyone that asked.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 10, 2004

What a great schoold district! This district has graduates who are doctors, lawyers, West Point graduates. This school also has a strong vocational program and a great record of students who excell in the trades. We have students who are farmers, executives in agricultural businesses, carpenters, welders and electricians. Cerro Gordo Schools have a very low rate of student behavior problems and a strong discipline program. The school has very caring teachers who go the extra mile to make sure their students succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2004

Not a bad school unless you have kids in the Jr. High. Jr. High staff are extremely unfair unless your child is in sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2003

This is a great school, with great teachers, and strong academic and extracuricular activities. I am proud to say that i am a graduate of this wonderful school. This truly is a great school.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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51%

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38%

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45%

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54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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74%

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62%

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60%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female48%
Male55%
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Asiann/a
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Native Americann/a
White51%
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Non-low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
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Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female52%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low incomen/a
Non-low income60%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

95.8%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 51%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 24%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Po Box 79
Cerro Gordo, IL 61818
Phone: (217) 763-2711

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